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Iran briefly arrests British envoy for involvement in Tehran unrest

Baku, January 12, AZERTAC

Britain’s envoy to Tehran Rob Macaire was arrested for hours for his involvement in provoking suspicious acts in a gathering held in front of Tehran Amir Kabir University on Saturday, according to Tasnim news agency.

According to Tasnim dispatches, Macaire was in a protest rally in front of the university in time of arrest. He is accused of involvement in provoking some radical acts among protesters.

He was freed a few hours later but will be summoned tomorrow for further explanations.

A group of students had gathered inside the university to voice their protest after Iran announced the downing of a Ukrainian plane.

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